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Andrew Sabisky, 27, answered Downing Street’s calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to advise Boris Johnson’s government, but his extreme views have sparked outrage online.

The self-titled ‘superforecaster’ made comments about the IQs of black people on a blog post published in 2014, which is now being circulated on social media.

He wrote: ‘If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century’s worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100,...

FC Porto striker Moussa Marega left the football field in protest after being subject to racist abuse during his side's 2-1 win against home team Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal's Primeira Liga. 

The forward from Mali, 28, scored what proved to be the winning strike in the 60th minute and celebrated the goal by pointing to his skin in response to a section of home fans who targeted him by making monkey noises during the league match on Sunday.

He was shown a yellow card for the...

The German police have busted a far-right terrorist group that planned simultaneous attacks on several mosques in 10 different states, German media outlets said Monday.

Twelve suspects, all German citizens, were detained during a raid on the group.

According to the German-language daily Spiegel, the police found several guns and one so-called slam gun, which the terrorists built themselves. Other media outlets reported that the police also recovered grenades and Nazi insignia...

Officials for a public school in Maryland are investigating after a Nazi flag was pictured hanging in a classroom window over the weekend.

Witnesses saw the flag while attending a basketball game at Governor Thomas Johnson high school in Frederick and photos of it quickly spread online, news outlets reported.

The Nazi flag was used in a second world war history class and left hanging in the window, visible to the outside, the Frederick county public schools superintendent,...

Nutella has been forced to issue an apology after sharing a comment of support for a "racist cartoon" on Instagram. 

On Wednesday a cartoon was shared on Instagram showing two white children with Nutella around their mouths.

Both children are pointing at a black child alongside the caption: “Who ate all the Nutella?” 

The post used a hashtag for World Nutella Day which took place on 5 February.

The Nutella social media account, which has a blue tick signalling it...

The small state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo on Wednesday after a candidate for the regional premiership was heaved into office with help from the far right for the first time, sending shockwaves to Berlin.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU party immediately called for fresh regional elections as a way out of the crisis, a call echoed by other mainstream parties.

Thomas Kemmerich, a politician from the economically liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP),...

The government is planning to introduce compulsory integration courses for Turkish nationals moving to the Netherlands when the new integration legislation comes into effect next year, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees has told MPs.

Turkish nationals have been exempt from the courses since 2011 because the requirement conflicted with EU treaties with Turkey. However, a ‘change in interpretation’ of the EU treaty with Turkey means that the requirement can be brought back,...

In October 2019, 23 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) visited Kashmir, just two months after the Indian government removed the region’s special autonomous status. The trip sparked controversy when it was revealed that most of the MEPs belonged to far-right political parties, including France’s National Rally (formerly National Front) and Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).

It wasn’t just the affiliations of these visitors that drew attention: The MEPs had been granted...

A Jewish couple from Michigan is suing American Airlines for discrimination after being booted off a flight last year — claiming the crew raised a stink about their alleged body odor, according to a report.

Yehuda Yosef Adler, Jennie Adler and their 19-month-old daughter were kicked off the Jan. 23, 2019, flight from Miami to Detroit by a gate agent who said he knew Orthodox Jews only bathed once a week, according to the lawsuit, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The lawsuit —...

There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy at the time of writing.

Tensions increased after some 7,000 people were held on a cruise ship in an Italian port following the isolation of two Chinese passengers over fears they could be carrying the coronavirus, despite preliminary tests coming up negative.

Italian newspapers have reported cases of bullying or discrimination against Chinese people following the outbreak of the disease, which has now killed 170 in...

China has already seen almost 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, and France has had four cases confirmed.

Anti-Asian racism has been reported in the UK and elsewhere, and now French Asians have complained of abuse on public transport and social media.

They have been using the hashtag JeNeSuisPasUnVirus (I'm not a virus).

There was an outcry when local newspaper Le Courier Picard used the inflammatory headlines "Alerte jaune" (Yellow alert) and "Le péril jaune?" (Yellow peril...

The work of 4 Turkish bus drivers working in the city lines of the City of Vienna was terminated due to the images recorded while making the “Bozkurt” sign.

Vienna City Lines (Wiener Linien) Spokesperson Christoph Heshmatpour said in a statement to the press that 4 employees who made the “Bozkurt” sign in the images found to be recorded in a bus park belonging to the City Lines were laid off.

Heshmatpour stated that the investigation is continuing with the other drivers in the...

When Toronto resident Terri Chu tweeted that she and other Chinese mothers feared the “inevitable wave of racism” that would accompany the spread of coronavirus around the world, she didn’t realize how visceral the reactions would be.

“My Twitter has just exploded with vitriol since this morning,” she said on Tuesday. “But it’s just par for the course, growing up as a minority when you’re not part of a dominant class.”

Canada has so far seen three confirmed cases of the virus,...

Last week, Sauntore Thomas, a black man from Detroit, had a victory over profiling when he settled a race discrimination case against his former employer.

But as he learned this week, it was too soon to celebrate.

When he tried Tuesday to deposit the money at his TCF Bank, a new lawsuit says, he met resistance that escalated with a call to the police and what amounted to a claim of racial discrimination against the bank. The lawsuit called it “banking while black.”

After...

The New York Times has published interviews with some of them, many of whom had secured admission to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. 

According to the paper, at least 16 Iranian students have been turned back since August, despite having valid visas which they had obtained after a notoriously grueling, months-long vetting process.

When the students reached American airports, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers disagreed and sent them home, some with...